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Stamboliyski is located in Bulgaria
Location of Stamboliyski
Coordinates: 42°8′N 24°32′E / 42.133°N 24.533°E / 42.133; 24.533Coordinates: 42°8′N 24°32′E / 42.133°N 24.533°E / 42.133; 24.533
Country Bulgaria
 • Mayor Ivan Yakov
Population (13.09.2005)
 • Total 13,266
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 4210
Area code(s) 0339
The bridge over Maritsa river at Stamboliyski
Memorial of General Shuvalov who in 1878 liberated Stamboliyski (then Gara Krichim)

Stamboliyski (Bulgarian: Стамболийски) is a town in southern Bulgaria, located on he right bank of Maritsa river and is a part of Plovdiv Province. It emerged in 1873-1875, when the Istanbul-Belovo railway was built. It was initially called Gara Krichim ('Krichim Station') after the largest village in the vicinity then, Krichim.

The first settlers came from Brestovitsa and Perushtitsa, which together with railway workers from Peshtera established a village north of the railway line, which in 1926 had 224 residents. Refugees from the parts of Thrace and Macedonia under foreign rule arrived in 1926-1928 and the population grew to 554 in 1934. Industrialist from the larger cities founded factories in Gara Krichim and the village developed into a regional centre of industry and transport. It was proclaimed a town in 1964, and after the village of Krichim also acquired town status in 1969, it was renaimed Novi Krichim ('New Krichim'). In 1979, the name was changed to Stamboliyski in honour of Aleksandar Stamboliyski, a former Prime Minister of Bulgaria and agrarian leader.

Regular events[edit]

Once a year a celebration of the city, which lasted three days. The date changes each year according to the religious holiday Holy Spirit. Also, every Saturday a market near the center.

Public institutions[edit]

Community Center Vaptsarov develop the following activities: Youth Dance Ensemble Yuzhnyache; Kids Vocal Studio eolian; Schools ballet and art; Music schools; Courses in English and German; Football team Thrace; City Stamboliyski successful develop "Taekwondo Club Trakiec - coach Dimitar Tonchev is a martial arts teacher with long experience from Bulgaria and abroad. In the last year training athletes of the club brought 15 medals and awards from national competitions in Bulgaria taekwondo version "WTF". This is the only club "WTF" Taekwondo in Southern Bulgaria. The hall is located in Shopping Center Boulevard. Schools School "Hristo Botev" School Father Paisii School "Hristo Smirnenski